I love discovering new blogs! It’s like opening a whole new world of exciting new perspective. When I do find a good one I’m just like a kid waking up on Christmas morning and it was truly just like that when I discovered Black Hockey Jesus’ Blog “The Wind In Your Vagina.” Black Hockey Jesus writes one of those beautifully crafted daddy blogs, and yet his is so much better than any of the other ones I’ve ever come across.
A few weeks ago He wrote an entry where he mentioned that when his kids were born it was like his entire history had been re-written. And ever since I read that little tid-bit from his entry I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Now, I realize there are those things in our lives that happen to us unexpectedly that change everything, our past, present, and future, events like what Black Hockey Jesus described, events such as: holding your brand new baby boy or girl in your arms, a friendship given on a daily basis, or the first time you lay eyes on the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. And yet what his perspective triggered within me was slightly different. I began to wonder if re-writing our history was actually possible and I came to the conclusion that if it was it’s what my everyday should be about. Then I slowly began to realize that with every situation in life the question always arises “What do I do now?” and when we try to answer that question we are presented with exactly that, the opportunity to re-write our histories.
There is probably not a day that goes by that we are not presented with the opportunity or chance to change things, to choose reconciliation, forgiveness, repentance, unconditional love, or grace, the things that truly do re-write the events of our past and re-direct our future. Maybe this is what is meant when scripture points to us as new creations, not only does our future change but our very essence, which has been defined by our past. It’s when we make these decisions, that our past begins to present a purpose, a drive, a voice that was always calling to us, pushing us to our current moment of reconciliation or redemption. Too many times we solely focus on our future and the permanentness of our mistakes and we miss out on the fact that Jesus provided for us a way to form a masterpiece with our life by writing and erasing, breaking and repairing, making mistakes and giving them purpose. For If I were to speak about my own life there are definitely times when I am broken, lost, and blind, and yet I continue on until my past proves a purpose and I become repaired, found, and healed. I am determined to write and re-write the story of my life until it’s complete, beautiful and full of purpose.
God grant me the wisdom to use reconciliation, forgiveness, love, and grace to write and re-write the story of my life in a way that’s brings people closer to wanting and having a relationship with you. I have a lot to learn, and many things to re-write, guide my steps, for you are the light that I depend on to guide me along this path. Thank you! AMEN
Happy Easter Everybody!